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ERIC Number: EJ831009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
Teaching Early Childhood Assessment Online: A State-Wide Multi-University Collaboration
Murray, Ann D.; McDonald, Angie; York, Marti A.
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v27 n3 p313-321 Sep 2006
This paper describes an online early childhood assessment course that was developed through a multi-university collaboration with support from a state improvement grant. Collaborators from three universities developed the course to address a new early childhood unified license (birth to age 8, regular and special education) in the state of Kansas. After reviewing the new state content standards, we identified targeted understandings, performance assessments, and online activities for 15 modules using a backward design process. Emphasis was placed on active learning through synchronous and asynchronous interactions facilitated by the use of a course management system. Positive evidence of learning was indicated by anonymous student feedback, pretest/posttest gain scores, and performance assessments evaluated with rubrics. We viewed the implementation of the course as a success and anticipate that it may lead to more sharing of online coursework in Kansas teacher education programs in the future. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas